• John Tandlich

    ★★½ Added by John Tandlich

    Meryl Streep portrays Margret Thatcher in this not so subtly veiled attack on the former Prime Minister of Britain. Streep was great as always, but the producer's desire to make this a hatchet job against Margaret Thatcher by portraying her in her declining years as a dementia-affected widow talking with the ghost of her deceased husband reveals the filmmaker's obvious left wing bias

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  • carolinmue

    ★★★ Watched by carolinmue 18 Jul, 2014

    I really liked how Meryl Streep portrayed Margaret Thatcher. You found yourself smiling but also crying. Tragic. Impressive. The movie itself wasn't that good but Meryl's performance was just amazing.

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  • Movieman97

    ★★½ Added by Movieman97

    Despite another terrific performance from the great Meryl Streep, which honestly is the only highlight of the whole movie, "The Iron Lady" is a dull, lifeless, and drawn-out boring biopic that tries to tell the life story of Margaret Thatcher, but instead tells it in a meandering way, going from one scene to the next without any flow or consistency. However, the aforementioned Meryl Streep is the true reason to watch the film, as she perfectly disappears into the character.

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 27 Feb, 2012

    The Iron Lady is a lifeless movie in which there was not a single interesting scene. It was massively boring. There seemed not to be a story to tell at all and instead of that, it was a series of disjointed scenes with no narrative fluency whatsoever.

    I wasn't captivated at any moment by this movie. The acting was very good, but watching those people acting was not entertaining, because the movie itself wasn't. Of course, "those people" included none…

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  • Patrick Mullen

    ★★½ Watched by Patrick Mullen 13 Sep, 2014

    This has a lot of interesting things in it and certainly has a wonderful performance from Meryl Streep, but it still largely falls flat.

    The film doesn't shy away from Thatcher's controversy (except for limiting the IRA Hunger Strikes to a brief mention years after they occurred) but it also shows her strengths as a leader. I'd say it was an unbiased view of the Prime Minister, but that would be ignoring the entire frame narrative that frames her as…

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  • John Connor

    ★★½ Watched by John Connor 02 Jan, 2012

    Whatever you might think of her politics, Margaret Thatcher led an undeniably fascinating life. This film, however, seems determined to tell as little of her story as possible, examining her doddering old age in more detail than any of the political achievements and ideological clashes that mark her life. It's a curious choice, and one that made the film feel incredibly slight, compared to what it might have been. Meryl Streep is so amazing she makes it watchable, but it's no better than that.

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  • Gonçalo

    ★★½ Watched by Gonçalo 08 Sep, 2014

    Meryl Streep gives an excelent performance but it seems like the oscar she recieved was more like a career prize than for the performance in this film. Viola Davis or Michelle Williams should have won.

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  • Windyblue

    ★★★ Added by Windyblue

    Maryl Streep disappears into Thatcher, but this movie is about nothing, and all its substance is dependant on viewers already knowing the whole story, because they basically avoided telling any of it in this movie. They skirted everything significant. So this Movie is really boring and about nothing, despite good acting. I wonder if all the action in this plot is on the cutting room floor

    Not Recommended.

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  • Derek Diercksmeier

    ½ Added by Derek Diercksmeier 2

    I hate this film for so many different reasons.

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  • dr_exploitation

    ★★½ Watched by dr_exploitation 11 Feb, 2012

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  • Mark_Lemmond

    ★★★½ Watched by Mark_Lemmond 24 Aug, 2014

    Meryl Streep has a long list of great performances to her name and she adds another one here. However the film itself doesn't match her quality, I would have really enjoyed the linear telling of her story but watching it through constant flashbacks got annoying.

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  • CardboardSnake

    Watched by CardboardSnake 19 Aug, 2014

    Streep's good, but the film itself is an aimless snoozefest.

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